As of press time in mid-January, we’d had a good, but not exceptional run of winter surf. The first half of the first year of the month had delivered a few head-high plus swells, and hey, we’ll take it. Watch for that pattern to continue in February as North American lows sweep out of Canada and out into the North Atlantic Ocean.
Water temps remain quite pleasant as January saw many days with air temps into the mid-80s, and the water warmed along with it.
In non-surfing related highlights: A humpback whale performed a full breach maybe 800 meters in front of us a few days before Christmas. While we see whales from time to time here on Eleuthera, it remains a rare and magical moment. Boaters, you can help these great mammals by removing large bits of breakaway fishing net and rope from the water. We have witnessed the problems they can cause whales.
Registration for the Pineappleman Sprint Triathlon and 5k run/walk is now live at active.com. The June 6 event is part of the annual Pineapple Festival in Gregory Town and is a fundraiser for the Zion Children’s Home of Current Island. Come tackle ‘The Hill,’ and feel good about yourself on many levels.